Bernhard Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV)

What’s new with the CCV?

This fall, we are hosting several exciting events at Augsburg. Here are a few highlights:

Internship opportunity for current students – Applications will soon be available for 2017 Christensen Vocation Interns. Check back by early October, or e-mail us at to receive notice when available.

Check out our list of Religion Faculty Speakers and topics they are available to present about for congregations or other events.

Connecting Faith, Scholarship, Service, World

The Christensen Center for Vocation is a natural outgrowth of Augsburg’s commitment to the theological exploration of vocation. This commitment rises from the belief that all people have the capacity to be agents of God’s love by using their gifts and talents to serve their neighbor. By promoting and supporting activities that provide opportunities for deep reflection, the CCV helps students, staff, faculty, and friends of the College discern their life purpose in service to the world.

The fundamental principles that inspire and guide all CCV endeavors are the five lessons learned from Bernhard M. Christensen, president of Augsburg College from 1938-1962:

  • Christian faith liberates minds and lives.
  • Diversity strengthens vital communities.
  • Interfaith friendships enrich learning.
  • The love of Christ draws us to God.
  • We are called to service in the world.

Learn about Vocation at Augsburg College in an article by Mark Tranvik, Christensen Center for Vocation Fellow.